Indian Wells Tennis Expansion

Indian Wells Tennis Garden Expands Again

Did William Shakespeare play tennis? I guess only his trainer knows for sure. But according to Larry Ellison—the billionaire co-founder of Oracle who not only owns sprawling Rancho Mirage estate Porcupine Creek Ranch but the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and its signature annual event, The BNP Paribas Open—the first theatregoers to witness the Bard’s comedy…

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BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas Open Line-up Announced!

I’ve always found the Palm Springs Valley to be the picture perfect place to play a game of tennis. Now, mind you, I’m not a very good player, but I’ve always loved batting around a fuzzy yellow-green ball with some pals on the many public and private courts in the area. And with an international—and…

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LPGA’s First Major of 2015 Back in Rancho Mirage

LPGA’s First Major of 2015 Back in Rancho Mirage

Any enthusiast of women’s golf—and I count myself among the most fanatic of fans—was positively jubilant to hear from LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan last week that the event formerly known as the Kraft Nabisco Championship isn’t going anywhere. Come spring 2015, it’s definitely returning to the Palm Springs Valley. Or more specifically, to Rancho Mirage…

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Lexi Crowned KNC Champ

Lexi Crowned KNC Champ

Floridian Lexi Thompson can finally answer the question as to whether the water is sweeter in her hometown of Coral Springs or in Rancho Mirage at the heart of the Palm Springs Valley. The young pro golfer toasted her Kraft Nabisco Championship win on Sunday, April 6, with the customary victory plunge into Poppie’s Pond…

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The Kraft Nabisco Championship is ON!

The Kraft Nabisco Championship is ON!

What an afternoon I’ve had!    With three more exciting days ahead—and the finale coming soon on Sunday, April 7—the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship Golf Tournament is in full swing.  Pun entirely intended!  I was pleased as punch to be invited by my old pal Polly from Peoria (now staying put year-round in Palm Springs) to…

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Tens of Thousands to Watch Amgen Bike Racers

Tens of Thousands to Watch Amgen Bike Racers

Biking, baby, biking!  It’s all the rage these days…from casual jaunts through quiet desert streets to the annual Tour de Palm Springs’ one- to one-hundred-mile charity fundraiser to one of the most anticipated and watched sporting events of the year: the Amgen Tour of California.  Celebrating its 8th year, this 750-mile, eight-stage race will take…

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Fuzzy Florescent Balls

Fuzzy Florescent Balls

Fuzzy Florescent Balls There are few places in this world better suited to playing a good game of tennis than the communities of the Greater Palm Springs Oasis.  Thanks to near-perfect weather year round and ample places to play, desert tennis is one of my favorite forms of exercise.  My blogging pal—the delightful Diana Dodge—and…

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